Grid Export how to trigger export programaticaly

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  1. Ross B.
    Ross B. avatar
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    Member since:
    Dec 2011

    Posted 06 Feb 2015 Link to this post


    How can I trigger a grid to export to pdf or excel manually. What functions are there to $('#Grid').Export() ? 

    Have a good day
  2. Dimiter Madjarov
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    2312 posts

    Posted 09 Feb 2015 Link to this post

    Hello Ross,

    You could use the built in saveAsExcel and saveAsPDF methods of the Grid API.

    Dimiter Madjarov
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  3. Ronald
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    Nov 2020

    Posted 13 Jan in reply to Dimiter Madjarov Link to this post

    How can you achieve this with out it also force saving the file as using e.preventDefault() does not work in stopping the file to be saved 
  4. Georgi Denchev
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    110 posts

    Posted 15 Jan Link to this post

    Hello Ronald,

    You can prevent the default behavior of the Excel Export functionality through the excelExport event.

    <button id="export">Export to Excel</button>
    <div id="grid"></div>
      columns: [
        { field: "name" },
        { field: "age" }
      dataSource: [
          { name: "Jane Doe", age: 30 },
          { name: "John Doe", age: 33 }
      excelExport: function(e) {
        e.preventDefault(); // Prevent the export event.
    $("#export").click(function(e) {
        var grid = $("#grid").data("kendoGrid");

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